Cristiano Ronaldo signed a two-year contract with Al Nassr after leaving Manchester United.
The number seven player implied that he had been in discussions with Al Nassr about joining them and had given them his word, rejecting other good offers from Europe, Brazil, Australia, the United States, and even his native Portugal.
Due to his contract with Al Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo is now the highest-paid footballer in the world, earning $75 million per year.
The launch was held in Mrsool Park in Riyadh and attracted more than 25,000 spectators.
C. Ronaldo stated that his work in Europe was complete and it was time to explore new territory, which may be interpreted as the reason he decided to leave for Saudi Arabia.
“In Europe, my task is done. This is a new challenge for me, as I have previously triumphed in every competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo arrives for the Al Nassr Club inauguration in Saudi Arabia
“I am grateful that Al Nassr has afforded me this opportunity, not only for football but also for the young generation and female generation.
“This is a challenge for me, but I am really thrilled and quite proud.
“Many clubs in Europe, Brazil, Australia, the United States, and even Portugal attempted to sign me, but I committed my word to this club.
This is an excellent opportunity for me to use my knowledge and experience to develop a number of crucial issues.
“I’m a special player. I broke every record in Europe. I intend to break several records here.
“This deal is unique but I’m a unique player, so for me it’s normal. I honestly do not care what others say. I am extremely, extremely pleased to be here.
“I am aware that the league is quite competitive, since I have observed numerous games. I hope to play after (Wednesday), if the coach deems it possible. I am eager to continue playing football.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s family (wife and children) approached him on the pitch during his Al Nassr launching ceremony in Saudi Arabia.
The manner in which Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United was unsatisfactory. He disclosed that he felt misled by the club and its management at the time, Erik ten Hag.
He was also estranged from his manager in Portugal at the time, Fernando Santos, who had complained about his conduct. Fernando had benched him for the majority of his last World Cup match, which Portugal lost to Morocco.
Cristiano Ronaldo had won two La Liga titles, two Spanish Cups, five Ballon d’Or, four Champions League crowns, and three Club World Cups at this point in his career. He has scored 451 goals for Real, which is a club record, and more over 800 goals for club and nation overall.
Prior to rejoining United, he had won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, two League Cups, the Champions League, and the Club World Cup with United, as well as two Serie A titles and a Coppa Italia trophy in three years with Juventus.